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The Faceless Apparitions of Vyolynce

“Tread the border of light and dark”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Superpower

Location: Darkest Corners of the Mind

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The Faceless Apparitions of Vyolynce is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by That Guy with a fair hand, and notable for its restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, intelligent population of 24.581 billion Vyos love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Healthcare. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shadowlands. The average income tax rate is 23%, but much higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.

It is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws, the government is notorious for leaving citizens with almost nothing from their inheritance, the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around Shadowlands, and religious organizations are being forced to leave the country or pay income taxes like everybody else. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vyolynce's national animal is the shadow, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the soul.

Vyolynce is ranked 1st in Darkest Corners of the Mind and 309th in the world for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare, scoring 374 on the Theresa-Nightingale Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 hours ago

  • 21 hours ago: Following new legislation in Vyolynce, religious organizations are being forced to leave the country or pay income taxes like everybody else.
  • 1 day 2 hours ago: Vyolynce lodged a message on the Darkest Corners of the Mind Regional Message Board.
  • 1 day 8 hours ago: Vyolynce was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • 1 day 21 hours ago: Following new legislation in Vyolynce, the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around Shadowlands.
  • 1 day 21 hours ago: Following new legislation in Vyolynce, the government is notorious for leaving citizens with almost nothing from their inheritance.
  • 2 days 21 hours ago: Following new legislation in Vyolynce, it is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws.
  • 2 days 21 hours ago: Following new legislation in Vyolynce, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Vyolynce, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Vyolynce, bizarre-looking creatures called 'shadowdogs' dominate wildlife preserves.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Vyolynce, citizens are enjoying a recent large cut in taxes.

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